Religious Education

Nurture Spirituality. Foster Compassion. Engage in Service.

“My wife and I came to CUUC after a long period without any religious connection, mainly to give our children a better moral and ethical grounding without imposing a particular set of beliefs. The RE program has encouraged them to develop their own values and beliefs, awakening their compassion for others, and has also transformed us as parents through teaching and volunteering.”
~ Al R.

 

Welcome!

Greetings and welcome to our religious education programs for children, youth, and adults. The primary goal of our religious education program is to inspire discovery, inquiry, interrelationships and reverence for life in its infinite diversity. Each class uses appropriate curricula to provide the tools for our children, youth, and adults to understand and articulate their Unitarian Universalist faith. We offer safe spaces to understand and explore beliefs in an intergenerational community.

From 9:00 - 10:00

Each Sunday morning, we have three options for life span religious education:

  1. Adult RE: includes an education class, the minister’s colloquium, and a spiritual practice program. Please see "Adult Classes" for more information on this program.
  2. Nursery care: available for 4 year olds and under
  3. Multi-age program: available for K-5th graders, this is a class where children of different ages learn together with a caring teacher.

From 10:00 - 11:25

Children of all ages attend Religious Education classes geared to their specific age. Visit "Children & Youth" for more information on this program.

Safety in the Classroom

In order to ensure the safety of both our children and our adults we have enacted a “Safe Congregations Policy.” All staff, religious education teachers and volunteers regularly working with children and youth undergo background screening. We require that there be at least two unrelated adults in each children's classroom. In addition, we have a Safe Congregations Committee made up of highly qualified individuals to address any concerns.
 

Youth and Children Behavior

The Religious Education ministry at CUUC strives to create thoughtful communication and connections in a climate that promotes and affirms the values of our seven UU Principles and supports the CUUC mission. The ultimate objective is for each adult, each youth and each child to experience a positive and rewarding learning experience. In spring 2015 a Behavior Policy was adoped. For that policy: READ MORE.